By Stephen C. Schlesinger

ISBN-10: 0813332753

ISBN-13: 9780813332758

ISBN-10: 0813333245

ISBN-13: 9780813333243

In Act of Creation, Stephen C. Schlesinger tells a pivotal and little-known tale of the way Secretary of nation Edward Stettinius and the recent American President, Harry Truman, picked up the items of the faltering crusade initiated through Franklin Roosevelt to create a "United Nations." utilizing mystery brokers, monetary assets, and their unmatched place of strength, they overcame the intrigues of Stalin, the reservations of wartime allies like Winston Churchill, the discontent of smaller states, and a skeptical press corps to came across the United international locations. the writer finds how the UN approximately collapsed numerous occasions in the course of the convention over questions of which states must have strength, who might be admitted, and the way authority could be divided between its branches. through laying off new mild on best contributors like John Foster Dulles, John F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, Nelson Rockefeller, and E. B White, Act of Creation offers a desirable story of twentieth-century historical past to not be missed.

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